Lo Ruhannah Elizabeth Mentzer

Brief Life History of Lo Ruhannah Elizabeth

When Lo Ruhannah Elizabeth Mentzer was born on 13 March 1837, in Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States, her father, John Mentzer, was 42 and her mother, Catharine Beaver, was 41. She married Cyrus Schriver on 11 November 1857, in Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Washington, Maryland, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. She died on 21 January 1875, in Ringgold, Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 37.

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Cyrus Schriver
Lo Ruhannah Elizabeth Mentzer
Marriage: 11 November 1857
Charles Mentzer Schriver
Harry Lind Schriver
Annie May Shriver
Loru Hannah B. Schriver

Sources (20)

  • Ruanna Shriver in household of Cyrus Shriver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ruonna Elisabeth Mentzer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Lo Ruhanah E Mentzer, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

World Events (6)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries 1850: Washington, Maryland, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name with the agent suffix -er, either from Mainz, earlier Mentz, derived from the medieval Latin name Mogontia (from Latin Mogontiacum, probably from the Celtic personal name Mogontios); or from Menz in Brandenburg and Saxony.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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